Ella Mentry's New Newspaper Shocks the School! Kooky characters always keep life interesting and funny in this popular school series sprinkled with cartoon line drawings. Mrs. Lilly, a crazy local reporter with a nose for sensational news, shows up for career day to teach the kids how to "dig up dirt" and turn it into front-page news. A.J. and the other kids interview every teacher they can and add some serious spin to their stores. With dramatic headlines and facts that are only half true, the first exciting edition of the Ella Mentry Sentry does more than grab readers' attention, it churns up a mess of trouble! Things are totally mixed up and lots of fun at Ella Mentry School, where the grownups are weird in their own special ways. A.J. and the other kids in school are always caught off guard by the things their wacky teachers do, like crazy Miss Daisy (a teacher who can't read, write, or add) or screwy Mr. Louie (a hippie crossing guard who puts love potions in the water fountain). There's never a boring day at this school!